Why Your Math Teacher Was Wrong

Insight trumps accuracy unless you are doing your taxes

A quick way to get a bad grade in math class was to get the wrong answer. Yet when I talk to high school students about engineering, I tell them that getting the right answer may not be as important as you think.

Don’t get me wrong. In some cases, the right answer is absolutely critical…

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Engineer. Author. Team Leader. Lots of other things. I blog about hardware hacking for Hackaday (www.hackaday.com), but talk about other topics here.

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Al Williams

Al Williams

Engineer. Author. Team Leader. Lots of other things. I blog about hardware hacking for Hackaday (www.hackaday.com), but talk about other topics here.

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